New York Yankees defeat Boston Red Sox, 2-0

NEW YORK - As the pitch roared off the bat, Junichi Tazawa turned to look.

He stood there, staring out toward left field, where the ball was headed toward the bullpen just over the fence. He watched the ball settle, as the Yankees spilled out of their bullpen and as Alex Rodriguez followed Derek Jeter around the bases.

The Yankees pooled at home plate, as the hour approached 1 a.m., and celebrated a win 5 hours 33 minutes in the making.

The night had deepened and the...